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things will deteriorate tonight as the clouds move in. but for us a bright sunshine. code orange air quality. a few degree cooler than yesterday. right now the labor day forecast looks fantastic. i'll have the weekend details coming up in a few minutes. allison and gurvir, back to you. >>> a state of emergency has already been declared for maryland, virginia and north carolina. >> and the effects are already being felt. amtrak has canceled train routes in virginia. there are mandatory evacuations in the outer banks of north carolina and travelers are being advised not to travel and from ocean city. sherry ly is live in ocean city and joining us with the latest situation. tides started picking up a short time augment it is. we are just at low tide and so it should pick back up again but we've seen waves of 6-8 feet out here and it will only get worse. we are her a hurricane watch here in ocean city, although earl is expected to pass close off shore. we're still going to get pounded with high winds and heavy surf. we're looking at waves later today at 12 up to 15 feet. right now life g
as the u.s. military forges ahead in the final wave of the surgery. jason carroll shows us how one soldier is making the last few preparations before his mission gets under way in the ongoing series "a soldier's story." >> the a.m. fix blog is up and running. we want to hear from you. also, you can send us your pictures and video if you've been affected at all by hurricane earl. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> it is big, bad and bearing down on the outer banks of north carolina. the radar tells us the story. hurricane earl, a real powerhouse now. it's back to high speed, 145 miles an hour. that is a category four storm, folks. and the center of this monster could come dangerously close to the carolina coast by midnight tonight. >> right now, hurricane warnings and watches are in effect for north carolina to delaware. and as far north as massachusetts. in fact, president obama already signing a disaster declaration for north carolina in case earl continues to track to the west, bringing it closer to the coast. and of course, earl making a lot of people nervous this morning, because if the system d
. >> put that on the list. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report." fair, balanced and unafraid. on-line show is now. >> a bizarre hours long hostage stand-off ends with a dead suspect in suburban d.c. and a world of questions. tonight, the man who wanted the discovery tv networks to save the planet and went to their corporate headquarters with a gun. what may have been explosives and a long list of demands. plus you are looking live, the east room in the white house. any minute now, we're expecting the president to make an appearance with the leaders involved in the brand new round of mideast peace talks. senior white house correspondent major garrett has all the details live. plus hurricane warning. earl has strengthened again and is now charting its course. tonight from north carolina to maine. what to watch and when. i'm sheppard smith. the news starts now. >> all along the eastern seaboard, the feds are warning be ready to go. some folks in north carolina already scrambling to get out of harm's way. >> on hatteras and the islands, they
. >> he was driving a police cruiser and at this point, investigators are telling us it appears is shaping have to be purely a tragic accident on a dark prince george's county road. >> news choppers 7 was over had as detectives worked the scene where prince george's county police cruiser driven by an off- duty officer heading to work this truck ron burgess -- struck ron burgess this morning. >> i knew he had gotten ya by a car. >> verges was walking to a postage facility. he had been a mail handler since 1995. >> it was fairly dark outside this morning and the pedestrian had on dark clothing and was not in the crosswalk. >> made -- and neighbors said he often drove to work and had not heard about this morning's at -- accident. >> mmm-mmm, this is really shocking. >> the investigation into this accident is continuing at this point. investigators were able to say that speed and alcohol were not factors in this crash. as for the officer, he remains on duty, but will be off for the next several days. >> in fairfax county, a construction flight has been recovered after a car hit id -- construct
at the discovery channel yesterday. this is at ridge road where it meets bethesda church road. use caution this way. 270 southbound. switch the camera over and show you head lights. building in volume from germantown road to 370. 3 t 85, your delay is here stretching from duke to seminary and getting word there is an accident heading northbound at 1100 taking away the lane. >>> we are following the latest developments this the discovery building standoff. it's over, but there's still a lot going on. there's a lot of police activity in downtown silver spring. several police forces are combing for any extra evidence. we're learning more about the suspect, james lee, in particular, his bizarre environmental manifesto. and police are talking to the three hostages trying to get anymore information. joining us for the latest on the investigation is chief tom major with the montgomery county police department. thanks for joining us. obviously, teams have been sweeping the building, looks for explosive devices. is the build all clear at this point orb are there still people inside working. >> we have folks
is standing by for us. let's go to the coast now with rob marciano. he is at kill devil hills in north carolina. rob, hello. it is on the way to you. >> it is. you know, you mentioned that rip current danger along the beeches, the east coast. including in north carolina. i think that now that this thing has become a category 4 and the track continues to hold and bring a very close to the shoreline here, these people along these beaches and these inland communities are going to be talking about much, much more than just rip currents. we could see category 1, 2 or 3 strength winds here on the coast. even if the thing stays offshore. if you mentioned this, evacuation orders for hyde and dare county. dare county, all visitors you on. schools are closed. the beachgoers and the storm onlookers are already out here. the way the landscape is set up tease coast different from the gulf of mexico. you don't worry so much about storm surge. it is low tide now. waves are building, high tide will be up right where we are standing. there are slifvers of the outer bank. in hurricane's past have been c
at that time. >> can you confirm that the entire building is evacuated now? >> no, i can't. >> can you tell us where the suspect is? >> no. >> still on the first floor? >> anything more specific? >> no. >> can't answer that. >> are there any injuries that you know of at this point? >> there's still no confirmed injuries. no reports of any injuries that have been brought to my attention. >> you won't tell us things basically because you're afraid that he'll hear about it and it will disturb the negotiations? >> a couple of categories as far as negotiation. some parts of this information we just don't know. some parts we don't want to release because it may affect how we're treating this situation. thank you. >> thank you. >> just listening to an update with captain starks from the silver spring police department there. as you can hear, very guarded in the information that he's willing to release, but off the top saying that they are negotiating still with this individual. tom costello is still on the ground there. tom, and you've made this point from the very beginning to be careful because thi
the building, brought them out, and used a charge to disrupt the device. not make the device to explode, but make it so it cannot explode, and that is done with a little bit of destination on the part of the bomb squad. tonight, it will be quite a while before they get the scene clear. this started at 1:00 this afternoon when james lee, well- known to the people at discovery as a longtime protester, showed up in the lobby. what james j. lee may not have known during his four-hour siege of the discovery channel building is that for the entire time, the police literally had him in their sights. when just before 5:00 he appeared to threaten peace hostage -- threaten a hostage, the police sniper pulled the trigger. them he pointed his gun at one of the hostages. it is not confirmed if he actually fired the weapon or not, but at that point, or tactical units moved in -- are tactical units moved in and shot the suspect, who is deceased. >> lee, known as a longtime protester at the discovery channel, walked into the networks lobby, firing a shot from a handgun and told the people they're not t
you see the capitol dome. thank you for joining us for fox 5 morning news. i'm gurvir dhindsa. without any more hesitation, let's go over to tucker to find out what is happening with earl. it is huge, tuck. >> and it is getting bigger. let's go right back to it. category 2 hurricane. maximum winds, 105 miles per hour. the good news is the eye of the storm will stay just offshore during the next several hours. even though the beach communities from the vines right up to southern new england are going to take a beating, this could be a lot worse as this is a major storm. a lot of cloud cover across the washington area. when you head out this morning, there will be clouds. we'll go partly sunny this afternoon but you can see a lot of rain showers. bands of rain associated with earl starting to make their way inland not only in north carolina but in southern virginia and not too long here, even the maryland beaches will start to get in on the rain. let's look it the temperatures here in washington. we are now 78 degrees. with all the cloud cover, we are not cooling off overnight. 75 in fre
. but they do extend, big waves for many miles. the eye of the storm is disappearing on us. we could be undergoing an eyewall replacement cycle and that may not have time to fully wind back up. now the waves are probably the biggest story with this storm. the beach erosion is going to be incredible. we have 14-foot waves off of hatteras, 13-foot waves off of wilmington. the wave action is going to be incredible going all the way up the east coast to cape cod during the day tomorrow. hurricane warnings cape cod, hurricane warnings from virginia beach southward to just outside of jacksonville, north carolina near camp lejeune. as far as our commuter models go, everything is taking it offshore at this point. the only close call is out there at nantucket, martha's vineyard, chatam. it should be a category 3 and then a category 2 by the time it's south of new england, weakening to a category 1 as it impacts either down east maine, they're probably going to get hit good saturday morning. the tropical storm force winds, the worst where stephanie is located, and then as everyone drives to wo
use going camping. the propane tanks had pipes with shotgun shells attached to them. he also had two pipe bombs that contained fireworks-type explosives. >> reporter: for nearly four hours, lee held a security guard and two employees hostage. when an nbc news producer called discovery's general line, lee picked up the telephone and started talking. >> i have a gun and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body, ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it, it -- i'll [ bleep ] explode. >> reporter: the standoff came to an end when police say lee pointed a gun at the hostages, promming s.w.a.t. team members to open fire. lee was killed. overnight, police continued to collect physical in evidence the building. officers could be seen in the lobby and searching the bushes around the entrance. as morning wore on, investigators loaded bags and boxes of evidence into a waiting van. a section of wayne avenue remains closed this morning. while the building has been given the all-clear, police continue to control the lobby area where the confrontation took plac
the guns that the suspect had have now been told to us to be starter pistols. starter pistols. the kind of pistols people use when they set off a race or a track meet or something like that. the pipe bombs that he had attached to his body, they're said to be lethal. they searched that suspect's house in wheaton. they said they found four more devices which they removed from the house and safely detonated. little by little, we're learning more and more about how this hostage incident played out. this is what the lobby of the discovery building looked like today after that police takedown of a suspect in the hostage situation. it all came down yesterday around lunch time. 1:00 p.m. police descend on the discovery channel headquarters in silver spring. an armed man takes three people hostage. chief tom manger said he had a feeling it was not going to end well. >> he had a wide range of emotions. he was up, he was down, he would come down a little sometime. we weren't making progress. >> reporter: the suspect, james jay lee, threatened to kill the hostages, threatened to kill hims
weekend is about to begin. chief meteorologist vytas reid joins us in a few minutes ith the latess information n where the storm will go. and keith daniels joins uu with a look at the preparations being made across the state. >> weather conditions are getting worse as we speak as earl gets closer. banks of north carolina where people are already evacuated %-there.eeof the islands down but we begin in maryland. %-ocean city.anding by live in jeff, whht is it like out thhre aa this hour?ú >>well, right now, all eyes are on the shoreline here in ocean city. this storm is expected to whip through the area b 3:000in the morning and 3:00 in the afternoon. and whhle city leaders don't expect devastation, they do expect damage. >> by mid afternoon, only surfers were allowed in the waters of ocean city. ú%ange is on the way. >> you can feel it in the water before you feel it outside. >> at marinas there is no time to waste. boats are moving toohigher ground. nothing is left to channe. >> if you don't get your boat of the water you run the risk of it sinking. >> we wiil have the inds. ra
. thanks for being with us this thursday morning. rn i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm eveyallison seymour. more now ymon today's top storyt one of the lasting scenes from yesterday's hostage situation at the discovery channel building will be concerned parents waiting to get their children who were being taken out akof the discovery kids day care inside of the building. ld all of those children were in safely reunited with their e parents. >> we'll go rentlive to the discovery channel building where there is still a police po presence this morning in a couple of minutes. nu >>> but first the latest on hurricane earl. the storm expected to reach the east thcoast late tonight and into tomorrow morning, but willi not likely make a direct hit. there is still concern that the core of the storm could shift closer to the coast. president coobama has already ordered federal agencies to coordinate relief efforts. fo a state of emergency has bmaryl and north carolina. thousands of tourists heeded calls to heedevacuate in north carolina but many are vowing to ride out the storm. to >> and let's get
's going to be -- any time there is a use of deadly force by police officers it's a long investigation and that will go through the investigative process. >> was he threatening the hostages? >> based on the information that we had, we believed that it was -- that the hostages' lives were in danger. >> was he becoming more agitated? >> i don't know the order in which he went down and the explosive device went off. >> was he becoming more agitated? were you concerned about him? >> we had been talking to him for several hours and he had a wide range of emotions during our negotiations. >> what was his complaint direct aetd t directed at the discovery communications building? >> i don't have all that information. i know he had some history with the folks at discovery channel and i believe in fact that he was arrested here a couple years ago and so we -- there is some history between he and the discovery folks. >> is he still in one piece? >> i don't know. i don't have any information on the condition of the suspect. >> was he dead? >> i don't have any information on the condition of the su
to go back to aaron gillcrest. >> aaron, what do you have for us there? >> guys, i was just making note of the fact that we're starting to get into the rush hour time here in the silver spring area. it's always a busy area to drive through and traffic, as well. but right now, things are starting to pick up as people start to come through this area and are blocked at many turns. we have a gentleman here with us, jim, who was just leaving work today. and you've been telling us that you're trying to figure out to get where you're going this afternoon, right? >> yeah.7á+zcd. >> if we can, we'll provide you the information at that time. >> [ inaudible ]. >> no, i can't. still on the first floor? >> [ inaudible ]. >> no. i can't answer that. there is still no confirmed injuries. no reports of any injuries that have been brought to my attention. >> are you afraid he'll hear about it and it will disturb negotiations? >> there are a couple different categories as far as information. some parts of this information we just don't know. some parts we don't want to release because it may affect how
't be swept away by the surf. the mayor spoke to us after one of his daily briefings by the emergency management team. >> the beach is going to be rough. the surf, we are going to see erosion. we are going to keep people out of the surf. beach patrol will be on duty at 5:00. the beach is open. we are restricting access to the surf. we will continue to do it throughout the day and theÑi >> reporter: you are looking live at a kite on the ocean city beach showing the innovation of some of the visitors. if you are given lemons, make lemonade. the mayor says that he believes the storm will be passing by 5:00 tonight. as you can see, the wind and rain returned. we are gettingxd conditions as d as they have been as we are broadcasting to you live on midday news 4 at 11:00. it's the situation here in ocean city. >> looks like a good day for kite flying. i can see a kite flying behind you, chris. >> reporter: they have had a couple out here. you know, we have people enjoying the day, the natural wonder of it all coming out. it's especially good it's not followed by days of cloudiness and rain
is happening with earl. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being with us this thursday morning. let's say good morning to tucker barnes and get a look at that forecast. >> just getting latest information here as we speak. believe it or not, earl is getting stronger by the hour. i don't think it is likely to get much more intense. it's very strong hurricane. let's get right to it. i want to he show you vipir. i want to show you the satellite-radar there. you go. can you see that the storm has an enormous eye here. wave got hurricane-force winds about 90 miles from the center. tropical storm wind about 230 miles from the center. just getting the latest information, maximum winds now 145 miles per hour, gusts over 1 # 06789 the pressure has been falling the last couple of hours. so not losing any strength here as it approaches coastline. hurricane warnings now for much of north carolina and even here along the lower eastern shore, we've now got tropical storm warnings and hurricane watches. we are getting ready for it as it pushes offer to the north and then to the north a
a chain of events. >> for us here, we are surprised that would happen. yeah. >> reporter: close by your house? >> yeah. very close. >> reporter: the s.w.a.t. team deployed. some highway exits shut down. nearby schools placed on code blue, a systematic search begins. that ex-boyfriend, that suspect identified as 32-year-old joshua prince, a hospital worker, armed and dangerous. according to court documents september 1st, the victim broke up with joshua prince. september 3rd the victim goes out with another friend and returns to her apartment. the victim claims prince was watching her and her friend. the victim says that night prince banged on her door for 30 minutes. the victim says she opened the door and told prince it's over. later that night the victim says her car and her friend's cara n vandalized. september 4th the victim seeks a protective order against prince saying she is in fear for her safety. then this morning in that parking garage, the shooting incident. >> he believed that she may have started seeing someone else and he resides in this apartment complex as well as she re
attention away from talking to us on the phone. and focused it on them. and then my folks believed they heard a pop. and again, we don't know if it was a gun going off or if it was detonating a device. they felt they had to go in at that point. >> reporter: the suspect is dead. the hostages are safe and police are taking steps now to close this case. back to you. >> pat collins, thanks, pat. >> it was quite emotional as the 1,900 workers went back to work at the discovery building. this morning management met with the employees for a few hours and then they all left for an extended labor day weekend. john schriffen has more on. this. >> reporter: authorities turned over the building early this morning. about three hours we saw employees trickling in to check their belongings. while these workers did not talk to the media, an executive discovery did. he explained how today is an important 10 for the company that marks the first chance where they can mark this long process of healing. >> i don't think anyone walked in today with the same bounce in their step that they had in days pre
complete coverage continues with derek valcourt. he is at the scene. he joins us live, via the phone. >>> there is a lot of tension. obviously, a lot of questions for employees of discovery communications who want to know exactly what is going on inside their building. many people were at work around 1:00 this afternoon, when an announcement came over the loud speaker, telling them to make themselves secure in their office. then a massive e-mail went out, at about 1:20, warning them to lock themselves down in their office. if there was some potential danger in the building. another e-mail went out at about 1:52, trying to explain to employees how they would be able to get out. all of the employees were taken up to the top floor of the 7th, 8th, and 9th floor of the building. and then they were all escorted out a fire escape. right now, police are here on the scene. they are briefing the media. i'll have an update for you in just a few moments. >> derek valcourt, reporting live from the phone. the discovery is a very busy section of silver spring. bruce johnson filed this report a sho
'll throw us off the island. that's all right. we'll just camp somewhere else. >>> in virginia, the navy is also preparing, ready to move 35 ships at naval station norfolk out of harm's way if necessary. >>> and not knowing what earl will do, people like these boaters are going ahead and making plans as far north as massachusetts. another threat, rip currents. red flags posted along many beaches warning about danger. about 65 people were pulled from the water in virginia beach yesterday. a hurricane couldn't come for a worst time for business that depends on tourism dollars from the labor day weekend. some travelers are starting to cancel hotel reservations ahead of the storm. before we bring in chad myers, i want to show you this video from one of our i-reporters. earl whipped up very strong winds in saint kit's, causing some boats to wash ashore. this was yesterday in saint kits. let's do what we have to do. this is your hurricane headquarters at cnn, and when there is a hurricane, chad is our man on it. chad, what have you got? >> ali, the problem with this storm is that it's not a ca
the storm but we get the benefit of a storm having moved through. >> that's right. it's clearing us out. >> all right. thank you, kim. >>> what is now tropical storm earl continues to head north this morning. the once powerful category 4 hurricane has only weakened and only grazed much of the eastern seaboard. the tropical storm caused only minor damage as it passed through overnight. earl first struck the outer banks of north carolina as a category 2 storm with heavy winds and rain. it caused some flooding there but for the most part earl stayed off shore leaving behind little damage. >> the surface comes up a lot. there's definitely rip tide out there and we're definitely seeing beach erosion. >> still, they are experiencing high surf and rip currents. forecasters say that it should move over nova scotia later today. >> it's going to be a very crowded weekend on area highways. 700,000 people will travel more than 80 miles this weekend. 34,000 people will fly. aaa says ocean city, bethany, and virginia beach are the most popular driving destinations for our area. >>> now to the discove
reardon, eddie vedder, lorri davis and natalie maine, thank you for joining us. anderson cooper and "ac 360" is next. >>> breaking news, which will affect millions of people on the east coast this holiday weekend. hurricane earl upgraded to a category 4 storm, fast approaching the east coast. the national hurricane center says its direction is relentless. those were their words with, sustained winds nearly 135 miles an hour. look at that storm. the strength of that eye. a hurricane hunter recorded a wind gust above storm surface at 199 miles per hour. we're going to bring in chad myers in a moment. take a look at this other image we've gotten of earl from the international space station. you can see the eye there in the center, right now about 500 miles south-southeast off north carolina. there are warnings and watches up and down the east coast of the united states and north carolina, mandatory evacuations have now been ordered in several communities, including hatteras island and the outer banks, popular destination for the upcoming labor day weekend. concerned by local officials is t
area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? . >>> we have a huge store barreling in on the east coast but you have surprises in the forecast. >> yeah, we may have minimal ams around here. i know your dad is concerned. >> very concerned. >> one to three foot storm surge is all we will get an here. >> he was worried 25 in one to three. that's it. it will be hot again. no problems except the heat. this morning we will start with the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast. kids want to wear shorts again? let them. it will be plenty warm to start. 60s and 70s and we are climbing to the mid-90s again. we have been there all week. t 1 by noon and t 2 for the drive home. 3:00 and 4:00 is when we hit our high for the day. tonight, clear to partly cloudy, little muggy. 665 to 75 with light winds and then storm hazy sub. high clouds from earl. highs an 90 with a northwest wind at ten and head to annapolis and could be 20, 25 an by ocean city could be
for peace. no regrets as tony blair publishes his memoirs. it tells us about his decision to send troops into iraq. police have shot dead a radical environmentalists who held three people hostage in maryland. meatballs and chicken, the miners get their first hot meal in three weeks. >> welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast in the u.k. and around the world. president obama appeared alongside the israeli and palestinian leaders on the eve of the first peace talks for nearly two years. he urged them to walk a path of peace. >> we are fathers blessed with sons and daughters, so we must ask ourselves what kind of world do we want to give to our children and grandchildren? tonight, and these are the questions that we must answer. this is a fitting moment to do so. for muslims, this is ramadan. it is rare for those two months to coincide. but tonight they do. different faiths, rituals, but a shared period of devotion. a time to reflect on right and wrong. a time to ponder one's place in the world. a time when people of two religions remind the world the truth that is both simple and profound.
efforts. we have coverage all up and down the coast this morning. and, of course, sam starts us off from the north carolina coast in atlantic beach, where everyone is on high alert. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. the waters are chopping up this morning because earl is about 350 miles away from where we're standing right now. as george said, bigger and stronger than it ever was. at 145 miles per hour, this storm is just ten miles away. 10-mile-per-hour change in the winds, from a rare category 5 hurricane. here's the latest track on earl. here's what is expected this storm will do over the next two or three days. that is move along the carolina coastline, with hurricane-force winds to be felt here. to continue to curve up the shoreline, with hurricane-force winds to be felt near cape cod. and all the way along, we'll see waves in the 12 to 16-foot category. earl may have been a storm that was difficult to get everyone's attention with. but now, it's a storm that demands attention. >> this eye looks about 25 miles wide. >> reporter: it's an exclusive view of the eye of earl. fr
is not smart. what is smart is getting more car for your money at carmax. guaranteed quality used cars can cost a lot less than new cars, so you can get more car for less money by shopping at carmax. now more than ever the smart choice is carmax. the way car buying should be. >>> it is 6:00 and another hot warm summery day. >> we're going to be talking about earl. i'll have the full discussion shortly, not a huge issue but close enough that we have to stay very, very vigilant and in some respects concerned. take a look at the graphics. this is the 54th day of temperatures above 90 this year. we tie a record that goes back to that record to 1988. 91 at lunch. 92 this evening. by this afternoon and this evening we start to get shade clouds and give us a break in that unrelenting heat and sun. of course those shade clouds will be the leading edge of earl. ultimately, though, all good. i'll explain why shortly. don, tack it away. >> don, the rush from sharon. >> not much going on on the rush. just a disabled vehicle, the northwest side not causing any delays. there's a look at your drive times and
evacuated. >> moments ago, police alerted us that that guy did die from his gunshot wounds. we are hoping to have more information. meanwhile, downtown silver spring, a chaotic mess. in and out of the downtown area here have been closed as police deal with this situation. they're still in the building. checking out any further possible incendiary device. >> it operates cable and satellite net works in the united states including tlc. >>> complete coverage continues with sky eye chopper 13. and captain mike perry live above the scene for us. >> we heard derek say that the suspect had been shot. the police armored personnel was facing the opposite direction a few moments ago. we saw three tactical officers walk into the building. we did not sigh anyone that looked like a civilian or hostage, walk out from this side. and this is the georgia avenue side. it is unclear at this point where police have evacuated those hostages. apparently still an ongoing situation. because whatever the man had strapped to him, they are treating as if it were a potential explosive device. and that is why they ar
face to face for peace talks in washington, beginning of a year long process. doug lazader joins us from washington, d.c. what kind of start did we get off to yesterday? is there any peace yet? >> well, there's peace at the white house. there will be peace around the table today, let's hope anyway. these talks are going to last a few hours. everyone at this point seems to be saying the right things but the details are where this process typically begins to fall apart. now, all of the major players did gather last night peacefully at the white house for this dinner. they're starting the gathering standing side by side. you see the president walking up to the podium. president obama was flanked by all the key players in mideast peace calling for the israeli and palestinian leaders to set aside their differences. >> we must ask, do we have the wisdom and the courage to walk the path of peace? >> well, the answer is not so easy. especially in the wake of two attacks this week on israelis carried out by hamas. still, the process moves forward with the goal of creating a palestinian sta
of her college roommate. now a former fbi agent tells us she's innocent and why the case against her was bungled from the beginning. >>> and kicking the habit. this chain-smoking 2-year-old shocked the world. now he's getting help and we have an exclusive look at his trip to smoking rehab "early" this thursday morning, september trip to smoking rehab "early" this thursday morning, september 2, 20 10. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. >> a steamy morning in new york city. i'm harry smith. good morning. >> we'll get more on this hostage situation at discovery headquarters. starts around 1:00, with a gun. fast forward, three hostages. he is killed. in bullets, but yet the all-clear isn't given until much later afterwards. we'll speak with the police chief this morning and find out where this hands and find out how the hostages are doing as well. >>> we'll start with the latest on hurricane earl, now packing 145-mile-an-hour wind. where it's going, what it's going to do, we'll get it right now from our dave price in kill dev
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front. that will bring us a great looking weekend. there is a closer look at earl. it is losing some of its distinctive features. that eye wall is starting to collapse. it will maintain its intensity as it pushes off to the north and east. remember yesterday, it is is a major hurricane with winds approach aring 170 miles per hour. so not quite the beast it was yesterday. 78degrees at reagan national. humidity, 66%. wind are out of the east at seven miles per hour. our forecast is not a bad one. clouds will start the day. we'll have more sunshine later. there could be a few bands of rain that sneak as far north and west as the washington area. i think some of our viewers just south and east see a little rain. generally partly cloudy skies with highs about 90. >> okay. looking forward if a nice long weekend. >> you got it. >> let's check in with julie wright with the late off the traffic for us. >> good morning to you all. right on the roads, here we go southbound i-95 in a jam at this point because of an accident down in newington tying up the two left lanes. that explains the slow tr
i haven't done that before. thanks for joining us everybody. jon: "america live" starts right now. megyn: hi, everybody, i'm megyn kelly. we begin with a fox news weather alert, big developments on the path of earl. the cat 4 storm making its last part of its approach to the east coast. it is bigger than the state of california. there are watches and warnings in effect for this moment in north carolina to the most eastern part of massachusetts. that means the storm is threatening more than 1100 miles of the east coast and 32 million people. but the big story this hour, a new forecast has ramped up concerns for new england. 19 years ago hurricane bob did serious damage to new england as a category 2 storm. the national hurricane center now says earl may pull a repeat performance. meteorologist janice dean has the breaking news live from the fox weather center. this is new? >> reporter: it is, and it could affect a lot more people as you mentioned, megyn, that is an incredible number. tropical force winds can knockout power to thousands of people. hurricane force winds almost a hund
of places. for us just warm temperatures this morning. thank you for joining us. i'm gurvir dhindsa. let's go straight over to tucker. >> you put it well there, the calm before the storm. temperatures right now running in the 70s. 77 in washington. we had some 60s off to the north and west. frederick, 72. ocean city, 75 where they are getting ready for earl to pass off to the east here during the next couple of days. satellite-radar showing very quiet conditions. not much at all happening. we are just sort of waiting for earl to arrive from the south and east and a cold front from the south and west. eventually, we'll get that out of here. 93degrees your afternoon high. a little warmer than that yesterday. a few degrees cooler than yesterday with just a few clouds associated with earl late in the day. winds will be out of the south at five to 10 miles per hour. more on earl coming up. category four hurricane, i'll give you the latest in just a second. >> there are other big stories we're following this morning. authorities are surveying the discovery communications headquarters in downto
complete coverage continues now. captain mike perry is over the scene for us. mike, can -- what can you tell us, the situation just ending. >> yeah, we just heard that. we didn't notice anything significant until we heard derek say the suspect was shot. we saw three tactical officers walk into the front of the building. we did not see anyone that looked like a civilian or a hostage walk out from this side. and this is the georgia avenue side. it is unclear at this point where police have evacuated those hostages. apparently still an ongoing situation. because whatever the man had strapped to him, they are treating as if it were a potential explosive device. and that is why they are keeping everything cordoned off at this point. we have seen no -- [ inaudible ] especially if they weren't wearing tactical gear, walk toward the building. what you're seeing now is retie -- pretty much staut status quo. police holding here. the tactical unit and bomb squad continues to do their job. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you, captain mike perry, reporting live. the armed gunman, again, has been sh
on the beach ahead of the storm. >> tom kierein joins us now to see if the storms will affect our weather. >> it certainly is for our viewers that live on the bay and the eastern shore tomorrow. as we take a look at the satellite view, earl does continue to intensify. it is a powerful storm with winds of 140-mile-an-hour. we'll get the latest updated track in about 20 minutes and i'll show that you. here's the latest track, category 4 storm, winds moving north/northwest at 16. that would bring it right near cape hatteras by around midnight tonight. and by 8:00 on friday morning, it would be just to the east of aci teague about and just by noon friday, just east of the delaware bay. and by 8:00 p.m. friday, just off of long island right near martha's vineyard and nantucket and later friday night moving over eastern new england, cape cod and then moving away. it does appear it could be brushing right along our atlantic seaboard tomorrow. there is a hurricane watch out where you see those areas in pink and it includes mouth of the delaware bay all the way over to the delaware beach. temperat
. >> reporter: home for lee was this house on kimberly street in wheaton. neighbors tell us he'd been renting a back room for the past several months. >> sort of unemotional, didn't seem like he wanted to interact much, very friendly neighborhood. people say hi, wave. just didn't seem to have that interest in socializing. >> i never saw him smile, always bitter, always serious looking. >> reporter: next-door neighbor onic mutafian said lee had a soft spot for squirrels, but even that caused trouble. >> from day one i had a bone to pick with him. i wanted him to stop feeding the squirrels so the rats won't -- it was a massive problem here for us. >> reporter: it appears james lee moved to maryland from california simply to channel his anger about the environment directly toward discovery. montgomery state's attorney john mccarthy. >> he paid homeless people to protest along with him. he would as an incentive if you yelled the loudest, he would give you a bonus of cash. >> reporter: mccarthy says what inspired lee to start tossing $20,000 in cash into the air in silver spring in february, 2008
their preseason with a thud. dave roth joins us live to break it down. the duel in the desert. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >> it's 7:00 on this friday morning. good morning, i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour. we will have more on hurricane earl in just a moment. first, a big day ahead here on fox 5 morning news. a big day in the race to d.c. mayor. the two leading candidates, mayor fenty and vincent gray will square off in another debate right here in our studios this morning. the debate gets under way at 9:00 right here on fox 5 morning news. you can watch it from work. we will stream it live on myfoxdc.com. >>> all is a are on earl. maximum winds over 100 miles per hour. carolina is feeling the brunt of the storm. the winds are pickinon the shore in maryland. >> let's head over to tucker barnes. he has the latest on earl and what we can expect here, too. >> good morning. losing steam, earl is, but still a major storm as it pushes to the north and east. category 2. gusts to about 115. let's show it to you. it continues to track to the north, northeast abo
is joining us live from the maryland resort town. the storm could have had an impact on the holiday week but looks okay, scott. >> reporter: it is a dramatic difference right now. the sun is out. the boardwalk is crowded with people. it is as if earl wasn't hanging around at all today. the peak of the storm was 1:00 this afternoon. about four hours ago, exactly at this spot. look at what it looked like. where there used to be beach, hurricane tossed ocean slammed against the sea wall in ocean city. how does it look to you out there? >> rough,. >> reporter: rough. very dangerous. >> reporter: here's the same spot on the beach 24 hours ago. today it is a potentially lethal place to billion precautions including locking the city's sea wall gates paid dividends. it was a lot of curiosity for visitors who decided to stick around to see what earl would bring. >> they called everyone off the beach. i guess they are afraid they will be swept away or something. >> they could be knocked down, swept away. >> reporter: the good news the ocean doesn't look inviting and people will stay out. tomorrow
overnight but it is getting weak. doug kammerer joins us live now from ocean city. >> hello, guys. i'll tell you what. a much weaker storm. the good news for us, its too much going on out here right now. the surf, obviously very angry and a lot of people coming out to watch how big the waves are. they have been huge during the afternoon. i have to tell you they've started to decrease. high tide was about 15 minutes ago. we're starting to see that ocean recede a little bit and become a little less angry. one thing the life guards want you to know, the beach is open. the water, however, is closed out there right now. that's why you don't see anybody out there. they're not even letting surfers out there. earl now a category 1 storm with winds at 85 miles an hour, making its way toward the north and east and well away from our area. let's show you what is happening and you can see it on the infrared satellite picture. still, a very strong storm. still a hurricane but once again, weakening down to a category 1. it will continue to make its way to the east. here's the radar. again, most
had four devices on him. there were two propane tanks, the kind you would use going camping. the propane tank hz pipe with shotgun shells attached. i had pipe bombs that contained fireworks type explosive. >> reporter: for nearly four hours, lee held a security guard and two employees hostage. when an nbc news producer called discovery's general line, lee picked up the telephone and started talking. >> i have a gun and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it -- i'll explode. >> reporter: the stand-off came to an end when police say lee pointed a gun at the hostages, prompting s.w.a.t. team members to open fire. lee was killed. overnight, police continued to collect physical evidence in the building. officers could be seen in the lobby and searching the bushes around the entrance. as morning wore on, investigators loaded bags and boxes of evidence into a waiting van. a section of wayne avenue remains closed this morning while the building has been given the all-clear, police continue to control t
a bit. the waves are starting to pick up. sherry ly is in ocean city for us. we'll check in with her a little bit later on. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm sarah simmons in for steve chenevey. he will be along a little bit later on today. we want to check in with tucker. we saw hurricane earl kicking up the as out there. >> the latest advisories still 105 miles per hour. gusts to about 115. looks like it will remain intact for the next several hours. shall we take a look at it. >> let's do it. >> let's look at the hillary clinton as it is making its presence felt. the good news is the eye of the storm looks to stay just off the coast here. it is now about 85 miles east of cape hatteras, north carolina. there you go. can you see it lifting off to the north-northeast at about 18 miles per hour. it is actually racing off to the north. cloud cover across the washington area. this radar is overdoing the rain here in d.c. but we do have some bands of rain across the lower eastern shore. you know, i wouldn't say it is impossible that some of our southern and eastern viewers won't see some rain
police are racing to answer one important question. thanks for joining us. i'm laura evans in for brian. >> i'm shawn yancy. police are working round the clock to piece together lee's final hours. they've found some key clues today, but that big piece is potentially still missing. did he have a car and, if, so what's in it? fox 5's roz plater is live on the scene with new information. >> reporter: police thought they had wrapped up an exhaustive search both inside and outside the discovery building here looking for explosives and have given it the all clear, but there are still key elements of this investigation they are trying to answer. police believe james lee acted alone but suspect he had a vehicle. montgomery county police spent hours searching this wheaton home from attic to basement. it's the last known address for suspected discovery gunman james lee and their search turned up more explosives. >> four additional devices of which we can tie the individual to right now were obtained from the residence and subsequently successfully detonated. the investigators continue to look for
of the explosive devises on him went off as well. >> 9 news now at 7:00 starts right now. please stay with us. >>> a man storms the discovery channel building in silver spring, taking three hostages. >> we heard two gunshots. >> like pop, pop, something like that, but higher pitched kind of. >> reporter: and after a nearly four-hour standoff, tonight that gunman is dead. >>> i'm derek mcginty live at the corner of solesville road and wayne avenue in silver spring, maryland, where it's been a very long day which ended with the shooting of that hostage-taker. a man named james lee walked into the discovery building and perhaps fired a shot. we are waiting for confirmation on that. he took three hostages and held them for four hours and then police opened fire and killed him. delia gonsalves has been here with me much of the afternoon. she gives us more on the details on how it went down. >> it has been a very chaotic day. a lot of questions are still unanswered at this point but we do know thankfully that the three hostages, all men, who were held by the gunman for nearly four hours are now hom
that he was acting alone. they are looking for any car that leak may have been using. -- lee may have been using. the discovery network is trying to get back to normal. >> we are so relieved that this ended peacefully export all of our employees. no one was hurt. the hundred or so children from our day care center where all protected -- protected and home safe. >> we have also learned more details from the chief of police about the final seconds of this standoff inside the discovery lobby. we have learned that a swat team members had worked its way to the point where they were just around the corner from the hostages and the lobby of the discovery building. i just before 5:00, they thought they heard a pop that might be something like a gun fire. the officers came around the corner added that point, they took several shots, killing james lee in the lobby of the building. >> our coverage on the discovery gunman continues. we have video of james lee. you spoke with someone who was with him yesterday morning. >> we are learning quite a bit more. i want to show you this at discovery headquarte
out guns drawn. so we knew something was going on. and then we started getting e- mails telling us to, you know, get ourself locked up into the closed offices up there to be safe. >> reporter: police mobilized quickly. tactical teams moved into place trying to get a read on the gunman. they soon learned he had taken three hostages. then employees get a second e- mail telling them to evacuate the building. >> we was really scared. we're panicked and nervous, all of those feelings because we heard he had explosives. so we really were scared. >> reporter: police say they immediately began negotiating with the gunman trying to ensure the hostages safety and that the standoff would end peacefully. the tactical team was close enough to see and hear the gunman via camera and waited for their opportunity. >> it was reported that he pulled out the handgun that he came in with and pointed it at one of the hostages. it's unconfirmed now whether he actually fired the weapon or not, but at that point our tactical units moved in. they shot the suspect. the suspect is deceased. >> reporter: all thre
as the announcement was made. thank you very much for being with us, miss. tell me what you heard and where you were. >> we were at the deck, i was at my desk on the 5th floor. the 5th floor is digital media department. >>shepard: when stuff. the side that is the website of discovery channel. go ahead. >> yes. we heard an announcement there was an "incident," and everyone was to find an office and lock themselves in it but we did not do that because there were, people were just milling and and i was looking out the window and i saw 20 police cars roll up and ñ-what looked like a bomb trucko me and i saw this guy getting all geared up with, like, bullet proof vest and strapping on this gear with like an automatic rifle or machine gun and he walked like under where i was, my window is right above where the lobby is, where this is going down. >>shepard: can you see the lobby from there? >> it is directly below. i cannot see in. and they brought the k-9 units. so, i'm pretty much, i am standing outside and i can see the lobby and all we can see is people milling around inside. i recognize some security
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